The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, a socio-cultural group representing the Igbo people of Nigeria, has called on President Bola Tinubu, to release the sum of N216 billion for the reconstruction of 260 roads and 8 bridges across the under the Ministry of Works. This was even as the group commended the President for releasing funds for the reconstruction of the collapsed bridge in Enugu and other projects across the country.
This was stated by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in a statement made available to journalists in Abakaliki, yesterday.
Ohanaeze emphasized that Nigerians deserve sustainable and high-integrity roads for their daily use.
The group expressed satisfaction with President Tinubu’s efforts in road rehabilitation and the construction of road pavement using cement technology, a move sanctioned by the Minister of Works, Senator Dave Umahi, and approved by President Bola Tinubu. The group noted that Nigerians are keenly following the transparent activities of the Ministry of Works.
Ohanaeze highlighted the dire need for infrastructural development in the Southeast, especially the reconstruction of all major Federal Roads, which have become death traps. Stating that the Southeast has suffered neglect for a long period in terms of road construction.
It said that Nigerians, and the Ndigbo in particular, were asking President Tinubu and the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio to listen to the cries and sufferings of Nigerians and release funds for the Ministry of Works to provide Nigerians with good roads. The group stressed that roads are key factors for the revolution of the nation’s commerce, education, security, and power.
“Nigerians are imploring the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and the Senate to ensure that the passage of N217 billion is attainable,” Ohanaeze added.